Penderyn Celt Single Malt Welsh Whisky Wales
Nose: Light, in the Penderyn style, but with a beguiling, quiet complexity. Warm apple sauce, underripe pears, and pithy orange. Well-toasted bread…and well-toasted bread with honey. There’s a whiff of wood smoke, and a faint hint of saline, but that peated cask influence is relatively subtle. Very quiet oak notes – sanded boards, vanilla bean, a little cinnamon stick, and a bit of clove.
Palate: The peated casks make themselves known more boldly and quickly here. Amber orange blossom honey, tart apples, and orange marmalade lead to more pronounced peat and seaside smoke notes. The peat is lightly vegetal and smoke is a smoldering bonfire down the beach. The oak is nicely grippy with smoky vanilla bean, clove, and fine ground pepper.